042: When to Have the ‘Come to Jesus’ Meeting With Your Employee With Kevin Manning and Steve Tuciarone

What happens when you’ve had multiple coaching discussions with your employee, and you haven’t seen any progress made against the expectations that you previously set for them? 

Situations like these are never easy, but the best way to deal with them is to have a particular and direct conversation with your employee. In business, we call it the ‘Come To Jesus Meeting.’

And fortunately, there are some efficient action steps you can take to have this meeting with your employee.

But when is the best time to have the ‘Come To Jesus Meeting” with this employee? And how do you approach it? Timing and preparation are crucial indeed, and as a manager, it can be challenging to get these aspects right.

Discussions like these tend to be delayed, and sometimes you might not be considering the whole picture and your role as a leader in it. Perhaps you’re unsure whether you invested the right amount of time in coaching or providing the right resources to your employee.

In this episode of the Leadership Jam Session Podcast, Kevin Manning and Steve Tuciarone join me to talk about everything you need to know to have a successful ‘Come To Jesus Meeting’ with your employee.

Key Takeaways 

– What is the ‘Come To Jesus’ meeting?

– Why this discussion is a gradual process

– How leaders approach a one-way conversation

– Why discussions like these are often delayed

– The importance of preparing

– How to get your employee back on track

– Episode summary

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About the author, James

When James is not busy leading commercial training teams in the biopharmaceutical industry, you can find him behind the scenes orchestrating all that happens for his brainchild - The Leadership Jam Session Podcast. As our VP and Executive Producer, James' background of more than 20 years in Marketing, Sales, and Training, combined with a passion for business and leadership education, have all inspired the very direction we take with delivering our content. James holds a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Gonzaga University.